Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

Briefly Mentioned :

Briefly Noted :

The Supreme Court has released its calendar for the April sitting. The justices will hear oral argument in Trump v. Hawaii, the latest challenge to the travel ban, on April 25.

Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-553 6th Cir. Oct 5, 2011
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Jan 11, 2012 9-0 Roberts OT 2011

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell represent The NAACP Legal Defense Fund et al. as amici curiae in support of respondent.

Holding: The Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment bar suits brought on behalf of ministers against their churches, claiming termination in violation of employment discrimi­nation laws. Moreover, because the respondent in this case was a minister within the meaning of the minis­terial exception, the First Amendment requires dismissal of her em­ployment discrimination suit against her religious employer.

Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on January 11, 2012. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. Justice Alito also filed a concurring opinion, which was joined by Justice Kagan.

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Certiorari-stage documents

  • Amicus brief of Christian Reformed Church in North America et al. (unavailable)
 
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